I shot these in the spring of 2000 while at the University of Florida. When everyone was talking about their "issues", making video's and photographing their butts (and most of those prints looked as bad as their butts with the exception of Marni's), I just wanted to make some beautiful photographs with out having to reference my id or super ego. My neighbors Will and Mary bought a house, leaving a mostly empty apartment for a while. I think I shot these with an old speed graflex, long ago sold on eBay. Now let me be honest these are 11 year old prints which were thrown in a box under a bed since arriving in California and scanned on my crappy three in one printer. You'll have to trust me when I say the prints are really quite nice. I did know how to make nice prints at the end on the wet darkroom age.
I'm working on a personal project and yesterday I was looking for models on a popular modeling web site, I was astonished by what I saw. Models and photographers self select their own level of experience from none to very. Now I'm not saying you have to have archivaly (is that a word?) processed gelatin silver prints under your bed to be a very experienced photographer, or a Helmut Newton polaroid in your portfolio to be a very experience model, but if half your portfolio are cell phone self portraits and the other half were taken by your boyfriend on the beach please don't sell yourself as very experienced.